We know that organizing a Christmas or end-of-year party for your company can be a daunting task, with budgets, timing and staff expectations to manage. Look no further than Brix Studio – you will get your own private event venue with a great range of options for catering and activities that can help maximize value for your company.
BYOB and beat down your budget
If there’s one thing your staff expects at a holiday party, it’s alcohol. This can be one of the biggest expenses, and if you are offering an open bar it may well eat up the money you have available for any other fun activities.
At Brix Studio, you can cut down on your bar budget by bringing your own drinks! We recommend getting in a keg from one of the many fantastic craft breweries in our neighbourhood. You have the option of hosting an open bar, using a drink ticket system or offering drinks for sale.* You’ll also have the use of our extensive glassware collection.
Flexible dining options
Whether you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, canapes or a buffet, Brix Studio can be set up to accommodate the layout for you. We can recommend some fantastic local caterers that have provided us with a reliable and delicious experience. You can also opt for a potluck party, further keeping your budgets down. Not to mention we have free tea and coffee for your after-dinner caffeine pickup!
Plenty of private space for games, karaoke, dancing and more!
There are very few holiday party venues in downtown Vancouver that will give you your own private 1,300 square foot space, with kitchenette and washroom, at the price we offer. With hardwood floors and brick walls, the venue has an intimate feel that’s perfect for a cozy holiday party. You can even decorate the venue to your own taste. The venue includes tables, chairs and sofas for dining and relaxing, as well as ample space to hold teambuilding games, tear up the dance floor or enter into a karaoke battle. On that note, we offer…
Free use of audiovisual equipment
Make use of our speakers, microphones, projectors and computers to deliver presentations, play slideshows, host office awards ceremony or simply pump out some party tunes. If your company typically hosts a training day or year-end meeting before the party, we also offer a meeting or classroom style layout that can be set up during the day before transforming into a party space at night.
No minimum spends
If you’re a small company, it’s frustrating when venues require you to commit to a buy-out or minimum spend in order to host your party. We understand that this simply doesn’t fit into the budgets of many local businesses. By booking Brix Studio, your only fixed cost is our reasonably priced hourly rental fee – after that, it’s up to you how much you want to spend on food, drinks and fun!
We are within easy walking distance of downtown businesses. If your guests are coming from further afield or want to get the party started as soon as possible, they’re in luck. We are a ten-minute walk from Waterfront SkyTrain and West Coast Express Station and a ten-minute walk from Stadium/Chinatown SkyTrain station. We’re also right by stops on the #3, #4, #7, #8, #14, #16, #20, and #50 bus routes.
We offer one free parking space in our private lot, and we are located opposite a large public parkade. It couldn’t be easier to get to and from your party at Brix Studio!
Festive Gastown atmosphere
Gastown comes to life during the festive season, with bustling boutique stores, sparkling lanterns lining the cobbled streets, and bars and restaurants full to the brim with cheerful revelers. Strolling through Water Street on a crisp December evening sets the perfect mood for your party, and guests at Brix Studio will be welcomed to a warm, inviting heritage building to continue the merriment. What could be more magical?
For a hassle-free, great value holiday party that’s bound to be talked about for years, contact us today!
* Please note that you will need to obtain a Special Events Permit from BC Liquor Distribution Branch in order to serve alcohol at your event – this can be applied for online at $25 for a private event.